Infamous wins PSP Dallas Pro Paintball event

Pro paintball team LA Infamous beats out Omaha Vicious. Final score for the first and second place match was 7 to 3. Congrats Infamous!lainfamous paintball

John over at PBNation posted a cool Point by point game breakdown of the final match: 

The very long first point came down to a 2 on 1 against Zach Sherman from Vicious. Zach not only pulled it out, but the second Infamous player he shot also earned a penalty. The second game resulted in a two on one against Zach Wake from Infamous. Zach turned it around but he traded out with the last player resulting in no point. After another long point, Infamous tied it up 1 to 1. Zach Wake cleaned up and took Infamous ahead 2 to 1. Zack Patient earned a penalty after a face off at the snake 50, but Infamous still takes the point and goes up 3 to 1. After a huge penalty mess, the the PSP refs had to take a break to sort out the as of yet unaccessed penalties and their duration. Infamous started with 4 and Vicious with only 3 players but Vicious shoots two right away to make it 4 against 2. Infamous concedes the point to keep 17 seconds on the remaining Vicious penalty to make it 3 to 2 in Infamous’s favor but both teams start with 4 players. Infamous takes the point and the next point both teams start at full strength. Vicious takes the point and takes the game to within 1 point (4 to 3 in Infamous’s favor). Zach Wake has a game out of the snake and Infamous goes up 5 to 3. Chaos on the dorito side leads to a 2 on 2 with all 4 players on the snake side, but Vicious loses their snake player and concedes the point with not much time left on the clock. Vicious tries and Infamous wins the event!

To make the finals, Infamous beat Dynasty in overtime 4 to 3 after missing hanging the flag for the win in regulation time by less than a second. After a strong start, Vicious narrowly won over Xfactor in an amazingly lopsided game where the two teams took turns making long runs of unanswered points to play their first ever Pro PSP final.

Learn more about LA Infamous and pick up some official team gear at InfamousPaintball.com.

WCPPL 2014 Season Update

“Divisions 2 & 3 are most likely going to be playing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Division 4 will most likely be playing Saturday & Sunday. We will be using the base of the PSP Dallas Open layout while also adding our own modifications, such as a back center. APX will be returning to sell paint as well as other PSP sponsored paint vendors.”

ANGEL EYE Paintball Goggle to be (re)unveiled

According to ProPaintball Insiders, the long rumored Angel EYE Paintball Goggle will be making its way to fields in the very near future. Insiders report that the ANGEL EYE paintball goggle project has been restarted by Tiberius Arms. Sources tell us the ANGEL EYE Paintball goggle will debut later this month during Paintball Extravaganza.

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ANGEL Eye Paintball Goggle to be released

ProPaintball readers will recall that the ANGEL Paintball goggle was unveiled in 2010 by the now defunct ANGEL Paintball / WDP. When shown at the 2010 HB event folks could not wait to get their hands on the goggle. Unfortuately, several delays prevented the product from being launched. Industry experts attributed delays to fogging issues (based on design) and several mold changes (to fix fogging/improve lens safety). Later in 2011, ANGEL Paintball’s bankruptcy & sale to Tippmann Sports prevented the product from ever being realized.

A release date for the ANGEL Eye Paintball goggle will be posted shortly.

Chris Dilts returns to paintball

P8NT Magazine legend Chris Dilts is coming back to paintball.

The work of Chris Dilts was best showcased in the now defunct (but game changing) P8NT Magazine. P8NT helped showcase the fast moving paintball lifestyle, fashion and ‘scene’. Over the years Chris has dabbled in photography on a more ‘mainstream’ level. Here are a few highlights his websites ‘about me‘ page.

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Christopher Dilts is a Chicago based editorial, political, documentary, and lifestyle photographer.

From May of 2011 to November 2012 he was the Senior Photographer for Obama for America, President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. He spent the majority of 2012 traveling with and photographing President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Dr. Jill Biden.

In October 2012 his photograph of Vice President Joe Biden hugging 15-year-old Kobe Groce backstage at a campaign event in Ft. Myers, Fla. was featured by Time Magazine as one of the best political photographs of that week.

In January of 2013 he served as the Senior Photographer for the Presidential Inaugural Committee, documenting Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s Inauguration in Washington, DC.

Worlds End, a photo-zine collecting his photographs of the 2012 Cycle Messenger World Championship was released in March of 2013.

Now if only we could convince Brandon Showers..

Mikko Huttunen leaves DYE Paintball

We received word that DYE VP Mikko Huttunen has officially left the DYE Group. During the last 10 years Mikko has both played professionally for DYE Paintball under the Ironmen shield and worked extensively to develop and diversify DYE’s business. In 2011 Mikko spearheaded the launch of DYE SNOW. Under Mikko’s leadership the DYE Snow line has seen respectable growth.

Update: here is a quote from Mikko;

Time for the new adventures. Today I left DYE, so please don’t use my old phone number. Contact me in Facebook or my personal mail until I get a new phone…

 

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No word yet on who will replace Mikko or continue driving the DYE Snow product line.

National Professional Paintball League takes a year off

Chuck Hendsch and the National Professional Paintball League have announced that the NPPL 2014 paintball season is on hold. This move comes after years of speculation, rumors, and several failed mergers with the PSP. Release below.

For Immediate Release:

National Professional Paintball League Inc. (NPPL)
15552 Graham Street
Huntington Beach Ca. 92649

714 758 5575
www.nppl.com website
info@nppl.com

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIF.- Founded in 1992, the NPPL (National Professional Paintball League) has had the honor of sanctioning some of the largest, successful, paintball events in the world. Many players have speculated as to whether or not the NPPL series will return for the 2014 season. It is confirmed that the NPPL will take time off this season to restructure, reorganize and focus on bringing you yet another prosperous season in 2015. The NPPL will utilize the time off to generate new interest in the league and attain new promoters, sponsors, vendors, and field operators.

Interested parties please contact info@nppl.com

NPPL Staff

The National Professional Paintball League is committed to hosting the highest quality paintball tournaments. Our vision is to provide players and teams with a professional stage to compete, focusing on quality referees and organization while providing an incredible vibe, enabling players to have the time of their lives. Come experience the Greatest Paintball Show on Earth!

Matt Dawsons Memorial Service

The Dawson family has invited all of Matt’s friends to the memorial service happening next week. There will be many members of the paintball community in attendance and we welcome you to join us. In addition, a celebration of Matt’s life will be held at a local paintball park on Saturday, 2-15-14. Announcement forthcoming.

The memorial service will be held on Wednesday, 2-12-14, at 11am at Revival Christian Fellowship, 29220 Scott Rd, Menifee,CA 92584. Reception to follow at the home of Chris & Lorraine Dawson. If you have questions, contact Amy Dawson by email at aldawson83@hotmail.com.

Flowers can be sent to Revival Christian Fellowship and/or donations can be made to the Matthew Christopher Dawson Memorial Fund.

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RIP Matt Dawson

It is with heavy heart that we share the passing of our dear friend and compatriot Matt Dawson. Matt D was a hero to many and a legend to all. 599165_10151087024222680_1214789395_n

Matt Dawson humanized the game of paintball and shed new light on the sport we all love. Rather than take the easy money and make big brands bigger, Matt re-focused the spotlight on the players. Matt made you a brand of your own.

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No stranger to hardship, Matt D bled, sweat, and fought through the constant roller coaster that professional paintball presented. Through hard work and dedication he rose through the ranks and ultimately upped the proverbial ante in the industry.

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Matt D was one of the founding members of ProPaintball and helped both realize and set our vision. When the industry crashed, and PGi moved on, Matt didn’t shy away. Instead, he doubled down. In addition to lending his creative talent and energy to ProPaintball, he launched a magazine of his own. His mag, FeatureThis, went on to feature the best of the best. FeatureThis kept the spotlight on those who continued to struggle week after week in order to be the best of the best in professional paintball.

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Matt D playing with pro team Newport Entourage at UWL. Photo: Michael Wise II/Chrono300

Matt Dawson, you were a true friend and one of the crew. This PBR tall can and sack of BBQ seeds are for you brother. Matt D, we salute you.

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**Please share your thoughts and memories of Matt in the comments below.

***Check out his work on MattDPhoto.com

Tampa Bay Damage signs Dalton Vanderbyl

Pro paintball player Dalton Vanderbyl has signed to play with Tampa Bay Damage for the 2014 season. Damage already solid roster was recently augmented with Jason Wheeler of Moscow Red Legion. The announcement of Dalton joining the team rounds out an already solid roster and sets up Damage for an incredible season.

Dalton Vanderbyl

Dalton has played with numerous pro paintball teams including San Diego Aftermath, Omaha Vicious, Newport Entourage, and most recently, San Diego Dynasty.